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5 AAC 92.080 Unlawful methods of taking game; exceptions "The following methods of taking game are prohibited: 1. By shooting from, on, or across a highway.
Title 5 Fish and Game
Part 3 Game 3
Chapter 92 Statewide provisions (22) "highway" means the driveable surface of a constructed road.
F&G regs "You may not take game by: Shooting on, from, or across the driveable surface of any constructed road or highway.
I've been hunting in Alaska for 20 years and what's interesting about this is that I was just definitively informed of a Wildlife Troopers perception of the definition of "driveable surface." The AAC mentions highway and then the definition of highway is explained. The "driveable surface" piece of the highway definition isn't further defined. My interpretation of the driveable surface has always been "where a car should be driving." if the car had 2 wheels on the gravel and 2 on the pavement I might think there's an impaired driver situation because the vehicle isn't where it's supposed to be. Kind of straddling the white line.
So, the story is lengthy but my son and I found a moose, identified it as legal and had a round through it (my son, 15yrs old) in about 30 seconds from the gravel edge. I specifically ensured he took the extra step to get off the pavement since that was my understanding of the driveable surface, which isn't defined in the admin codes. Immediately we were movie stars. Cameras / film crews swarmed from several directions as sirens and flashing lights errupted from a nearby pullout. The moose was a very realistic full mount with a forked rack (body a bit bigger than it should have been for a spike and the spot, identify, shoot sequece was very fast and since I've seen moose freeze before, didn't think about the non-movement). I did only receive a written warning but the take home message is "get off the road enough to where there's absolutely no confusion about the varying interpretations of the "driveable surface" clause. The cams were there from discovery channel and their "follow the AK Troopers" series. I've denied their request to be on the show because I do everything I can to abide by all laws and this incident is questionable. If it was anything more than a warning I would fight it in court because the apparent "intent of the law" doesn't clearly define, in my opinion, what specifically is considered the drveable surface.
I thought this was worthy of sharing. Good Huntin'!